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Poster: brewster Date: Oct 18, 2003 3:01am
Forum: etree Subject: san francisco volunteers needed for new classical music digitization

We have just started working with a group that ran a New Classical Music radio show for decades. they want to put it up on the Archive (rightsholders willing. yippie!). That is the good news. The bad news is alot of is is on reel-to-reel tape.

If you or anyone you know is up for this, please contact these folks. It is a big step for access to new music.

-------call from them----

**Other Minds is looking for additional volunteer sound engineers and
writers to help preserve interviews and performances by some of the great
composers, musicians, sound artists, and text sound poets of the 20th

Other Minds owns approximately 6000 reel-to-reel tape recordings (approx
6000 hours) of KPFA Radio shows between 1960-1990. The tapes are all
one-of-a-kind interviews and performances with thousands of composers and
performers, avant-garde and electronic musicians, text sound poets, and
visual artists. It's an amazing collection. We're currently working on
digitizing them for the purposes of preservation and access, hoping to set
up two web-based services: an archive where people can access whichever
recordings they choose, and a radio station, where we can create new shows
and stream interviews with composers and performers as they come to San

In order to do all this, we need volunteers to help us. Fantasy Studios in
Berkeley has digitized part of the collection, but we need volunteers to do
the following:

1) Audio engineers are needed to edit the digitized files and convert
them into an entire program that is one wav file. Requirements include:
proficiency at Digidesign's ProTools, able to handle sound files at 96 kHz,
able to access files from DVDs, and Internet access.

2) Writers are needed to describe the programs, people featured, and
indicate different segments of the program by listing times. Requirements
include: knowledge of contemporary music and Internet access.

Please contact Bernard Francis Kyle at if
interested. Help preserve the sounds of yesterday and today!